Countdown to Legacy Tower


The countdown begins for opening of Legacy Tower

Much of 2017 was spent preparing for the opening of the first phase of Legacy Tower, a 408-foot vertical expansion at Texas Children's Hospital in the Texas Medical Center.

When Legacy Tower opens its doors to patients and families on May 22, 2018, it will house six new operating rooms, one intraoperative MRI, as well as a new four-floor pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) with 84 beds, including dedicated surgical, neurological and transitional ICU beds.

When the second phase of Legacy Tower opens in fall 2018, it will be the new home of Texas Children’s Heart Center – ranked No. 1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The Heart Center will have an outpatient clinic, four catheterization labs with one intraprocedural MRI, a cardiovascular intensive care unit, four cardiovascular operating rooms and cardiology acute care beds. The tower will also have a helistop, allowing for even greater access to Texas Children’s most critically ill patients.


“I don’t know if any other children’s hospital in the country that has the type of experience that Texas Children’s has in bringing all of these elements together,” said Texas Children’s Surgeon-in-Chief Dr. Larry Hollier. “With larger, more functional spaces, we will be able to provide patients and families with the best possible environment to receive care.”

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